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How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

Budget Committee

This committee has an opening for one position, which carries a three-year term. The committee meets monthly to review and discuss budget-related matters. The committee also holds a series of meetings in May and/or June to review and approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The county operates on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. Applicants for the position must be residents of the county. In order to have balance and diversity of membership representation in terms of geographic area, gender, and experience, commissioners seek volunteers from all backgrounds and areas of the county.

The application deadline is June 30, 2020. For more information, please contact Sandra Montoya at

Opens : April 08, 2021
Closes : June 30, 2021
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This board is actively recruiting for four members for a three-year term to serve on our Board of Directors, specifically (but not limited to) individuals representing Manufacturing and/or the Labor/Union fields in Clackamas County

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is a business-led workforce development organization dedicated to taking a leadership role in forging a strong and vital partnership between business and the workforce development community; fostering an accountable, market-driven and world class public workforce system. The board of directors is made up of representatives from business, organized labor, education, economic development, community-based organizations, and local government. CWP’s mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of business and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County.

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board:
  • Invests federal and state resources to increase business productivity and promote a quality workforce in Clackamas County;
  • Convenes businesses and community stakeholders to increase awareness of and to develop strategies to address local workforce challenges;
  • Directs the implementation of comprehensive strategies for services to youth with special emphasis on the linkage between business and education and the development of academic and workforce readiness skills;
  • Promotes business involvement in the workforce system and assists businesses in meeting their recruitment and employee retention needs;
  • Coordinates workforce activities with economic development and educational organizations in Clackamas County communities;
  • Provides direction, oversight and support to job seekers accessing the public workforce exchange system.
The deadline for applications is July 2. For more information, email or 503-657-6644.
Opens : May 06, 2021
Closes : July 02, 2021
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The Council currently has openings for 10 additional members. The Council oversees operations, budgets, and quality measures at the Health Centers clinics throughout the county. Per federal requirements, the Council must be composed of a majority of patient members, therefore current patients (or their guardians) will be given priority to join the Council to maintain compliance. The Council conducts business through public meetings that are held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the County’s Development Services Building in Oregon City.

Note: Due to COVID-19, meetings are held in a virtual format until further notice.

Council members are not required to have expertise in healthcare, but should be interested in improving the quality of care and patient experience in the Health Centers. Council members should be comfortable working with a diverse group of people and willing to reach consensus on various topics and make recommendations to Health Centers Leadership and the Board of County Commissioners. Individuals who represent all geographic areas and demographics are highly valued by the Council.

The deadline for applications is June 30. For more information, contact Samantha Hatfield at
Opens : June 03, 2021
Closes : June 30, 2021
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Clackamas County residents, property owners and business people are invited to apply to fill one of seven positions on the county’s Community Road Fund Advisory Committee (CRFAC).  The 15-member committee, based in the Department of Transportation and Development, serves in an advisory capacity to the department and to the Board of County Commissioners.

The CRFAC was established in 2019 to prioritize congestion relief projects needed in unincorporated Clackamas County to be funded through the Community Road Fund -- the revenue from the countywide vehicle registration fee that became effective in January 2020.

The county is looking for applicants from throughout unincorporated Clackamas County, including both rural and urban areas, to apply to fill the following six positions on the CRFAC:

  • One position to serve through June 30, 2022
  • One position to serve through June 30, 2023
  • Five positions to serve through June 30, 2026

In its first year the Committee met seven times to develop and apply criteria to high priority congestion-relief projects to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners which ones should be funded first through the new vehicle registration fee revenue.  The Committee also reviewed and advised the Board on funding priorities for safety improvements and local maintenance projects, also funded through the new Community Road Fund.

The Committee now meets two to three times a year, as determined by committee members, to:

  • Review the criteria used to identify priority projects and the status of projects approved for construction
  • Update project lists over time as road construction projects are completed and as there are changes in project schedules
  • Report the status of the Community Road Fund and projects funded by the Community Road Fund to the Board of County Commissioners

People may apply online or with a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751. The final deadline for applications is July 12.  

For more information, contact Ellen Rogalin at

Opens : June 24, 2021
Closes : July 12, 2021
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The county is seeking residents to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Tourism Development Council (TDC).  The TDC guides tourism programs funded through the county’s Transient Room Tax (TRT) and are authorized by County Ordinance to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County. The TDC is comprised of nine members, appointed to a three year term by the BCC.

We are looking for applicants with a current management affiliation with a lodging property located within the county, and someone with an affiliation to Culture/Heritage Tourism. Those with a broad perspective and strong interest in implementing an energized and comprehensive tourism program for the county will be the preferred candidates. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population of the county.

The TDC currently meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., generally at the County’s Red Soils Campus in Oregon City or virtually via Zoom.

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2021. For more information on the marketing and tourism development efforts of Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs branded as Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, please visit their website or contact Samara Phelps at 971-334-9479 or with questions.

Opens : June 10, 2021
Closes : July 15, 2021
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This commission will have one vacancy, carrying a three-year term.  The twenty one-member commission provides input and makes recommendations on surface water and wastewater issues to Clackamas Water Environment Services (CWES) and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).  Additionally, the committee:

  • Provides a forum for coordinating, learning, understanding and gathering input on surface water and wastewater plans, policies, rules and regulations, fees, and projects;
  • Reviews, discusses and makes recommendations on proposed operational and multi-zone capital improvements to the region's surface water and wastewater treatment systems, master plans, investment strategies and capital projects; and
  • Advises on and supports implementation of educational and public engagement strategies on issues relating to wastewater services, bio-solids management, surface water management, watershed health, erosion control and other related topics.

Ideally, members will have experience and/or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, and/or surface water.  Members must reside or work within the WES service area.

WES serves the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn, and the communities of unincorporated Clackamas County.

Committee membership includes:

  • 6 ratepayers from cities within the service area
  • 2 ratepayers from the unincorporated portion of Clackamas County who reside within the service area
  • 6 elected officials
  • 2 environmental representatives
  • 2 members of the development community
  • 2 business owners or managers from service area
  • 1 representative from the City of Milwaukie

The following seat on the committee is open for recruitment with a term that runs from July 15, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2024 (three-year term):

  • 1 member of the development community that works within the WES Service area

Application deadline is June 24, 2021. For more information, contact Lauren Haney at or 503-313-4243.

Opens : June 10, 2021
Closes : June 24, 2021
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